The economy relied on shoppers and businesses to drive the recovery between July and September as the UK faced a record trade headwind, official figures showed yesterday.
The HSBC whistleblower who exposed tax dodging on an industrial scale through the UK organisation's secretive Swiss private bank has been sentenced to five years in jail by a Swiss court.
A man has been arrested over alleged web offences against Tesco. The 28-year-old from Middlesbrough was held after the supermarket found someone trying to hack its website.
LONDON: Chinese shares slumped 5 percent on Friday, hit by regulatory and industrial sector worries, though it wasn't enough to derail the first weekly rise for metals like copper and zinc since early October.
Stock indexes ended little changed in light trading on Friday. Consumer stocks fell as investors worried about early reports on the holiday shopping season, and Disney's subscriber losses weighed on the market.